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City of St. Louis Benzene Lawsuit

City of St. Louis Benzene Lawsuit

Lawyers in the city of St. Louis, Missouri are filing lawsuits for people with cancer who were exposed to benzene. This toxic chemical is hard to avoid in many jobs, but especially mechanics and railroad workers.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting benzene induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

St. Louis Benzene Lawsuits

St. Louis is a city known for fast jury trials and big verdicts. One of the biggest was in May 2016, when a jury in St. Louis Circuit Court ordered Monsanto to pay $47 million to 3 people with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from exposure to PCBs. A growing number of lawsuits have also recently filed by people with lymphoma from benzene.

Wood River Benzene Lawsuits

Lawyers in St. Louis have filed lawsuits for people who were exposed to benzene and other cancer-causing chemicals that were released from the Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Illinois.

One lawsuit was filed by Jack Brown, a man who grew up in Wood River from 1968-1986. He worked as a mechanic and a bus driver for the Roxana School District since 1992. He was diagnosed with leukemia after decades of exposure to benzene — Case No. 11-L-1008.

Lawyers in St. Louis filed another wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Derrick Dean Coffman, a man who died of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). He was exposed to benzene from Wood River refineries between 1999-2004 — Case No. 12-L-2083.

Benzene Exposure and Cancer

Benzene is one of the most widely-used toxic chemicals in the United States. It evaporates quickly and smells sweet, but breathing it in the air can cause cancer, including Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Lymphocytic Leukemia, and more.

How Are People Exposed to Benzene?

Millions of people breathe benzene every day from engine exhaust, or from using degreasers, lubricants, solvents, paint, glue, crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, and other products.

Occupational Exposure to Benzene on the Job

Benzene exposure is hard to avoid for mechanics, railroad workers, and people who work in oil refineries, plastic manufacturing, gas stations, auto body shops, beer breweries, beverage plants, chemical plants, pipelines, repair shops, shipyards, and more.

Other Benzene Exposure Pathways

People who live near oil refineries or factories can also be exposed to benzene, especially if it has contaminated drinking water or the environment. Low levels of benzene have even been found in soft drinks that contain benzoate salts as a preservative.

The City of St. Louis, Missouri Information

St. Louis Lawyer for Benzene CancerThe city of St. Louis, Missouri (population 320,000) is located on the west side of the Mississippi river. It is home to the Gateway Arch, an iconic 630-ft. arch built in the 1960s to honor the westward expansion of America.

Other top tourist attractions in St. Louis are its many barbecue restaurants, piano blues music, Cardinals baseball, and Anheuser-Busch beer brewery. St. Louis hosted the first Olympics in the U.S. and it was where 7-Up and ice cream cones were invented.

List of Neighborhoods in St. Louis

  • Academy
  • Baden
  • Benton Park
  • Benton Park West
  • Bevo Mill
  • Botanical Heights
  • Boulevard Heights
  • Carondelet
  • Carr Square
  • Central West End
  • Cheltenham
  • Clayton Tamm
  • Clifton Heights
  • College Hill
  • Columbus Square
  • Compton Heights
  • Covenant Blu Grand Center
  • DeBaliviere Place
  • Downtown
  • Downtown West
  • Dutchtown
  • Ellendale
  • Fairground
  • Forest Park Southeast
  • Fountain Park
  • Fox Park
  • Franz Park
  • Gravois Park
  • Hamilton Heights
  • Hi Pointe
  • Holly Hills
  • Hyde Park
  • JeffVanderLou
  • Kings Oak
  • Kingsway East
  • Kingsway West
  • Kosciusko
  • Lafayette Square
  • LaSalle Park
  • Lewis Place
  • Lindenwood Park
  • Marine Villa
  • Mark Twain
  • Mark Twain I-70 Industrial
  • McKinley Heights
  • Midtown
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Near North Riverfront
  • North Hampton
  • North Point
  • North Riverfront
  • O’Fallon
  • Old North St. Louis
  • Patch
  • Peabody Darst Webbe
  • Penrose
  • Princeton Heights
  • Riverview
  • Shaw
  • Skinker DeBaliviere
  • Soulard
  • Southampton
  • Southwest Garden
  • St. Louis Hills
  • St. Louis Place
  • The Gate District
  • The Greater Ville
  • The Hill
  • The Ville
  • Tiffany
  • Tower Grove East
  • Tower Grove South
  • Vandeventer
  • Visitation Park
  • Walnut Park East
  • Walnut Park West
  • Wells Goodfellow
  • West End
  • Wydown Skinker

Do I have a Benzene Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting benzene induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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